Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources, frequently asked questions and relevant information for RMIT students.

Updated: Monday 10 August 2020, 2:30PM

Non-essential travel not recommended

As we are now in our Week 7 break period, and given the continuing outbreak of COVID-19, travel outside of Hanoi or HCMC is not recommended. This is to continue to keep our RMIT Community safe.

All travel outside of Hanoi or HCMC must be declared. You can declare your travel by contacting RMIT Connect or SEUP admin teams, and completing the government’s NCOVI app which can be downloaded from either link below:

The Danang RMIT campus remains closed with teaching being delivered online.

Visitors to campus must give advanced notice and make appointments with their RMIT host

The university campuses are only open to staff, approved contractors and vendors, students and alumni at this time.

Guests will not be allowed to enter the campus unless they have made a prior booking.

Reinforcing our value of inclusion

Inclusion is one of the many values of RMIT and is about treating everyone with respect and valuing the diversity of our entire community of students and staff to build a sense of belonging.

There have been some unwelcome sentiments expressed recently through social media and so we want to remind our RMIT community of the behaviour that is expected of them, especially at this challenging time for everyone.

Please hear more in this video from RMIT Executive Dean (Academic and Students), Professor Rick Bennett and the newly elected President of the Student Council, Nguyen Thi Tra My and Vice President of the Student Council, Junyoung Yang.


Your RMIT ID is your “passport” to the university and must be worn and visible at all times when on campus. It cannot be shared with or used by others for campus access and any such activity will be considered for disciplinary action including exclusion from campus.

Thanks to everyone who has been clearly displaying their IDs – please encourage your friends to do the same thing. It helps keep our community safe and secure.

Need support or feeling unwell?

You must not attend campus if you are unwell for any reason, especially if you are having any flu-like symptoms of fever, runny nose, sore throat and/or cough. However, if you become unwell while on campus, please telephone or email our health centres to discuss your situation. Do not attend in person until you have made the initial call.

RMIT Health Centre - Hanoi City campus

RMIT Health Centre - Saigon South campus

Situations like this can be hard, so please contact RMIT Connect  for support or extra information.

For SEUP students, please choose from one of the options below:

  • SGS: or (028) 37761338
  • DN: or (0236) 3552773
  • HN: or (024) 37245945

Personal Hygiene

Remember please to frequently wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser on campus.

More information

Please refer to our COVID-19 page on the RMIT website for any further information or visit the following websites to stay up-to-date with the latest information.

The Vietnam Government website

Vietnam Media

Wearing masks required on Saigon South and Hanoi campus

According to the latest government advice, you must wear a mask:

  • On the way to campus
  • On campus before class
  • During class breaks
  • In food courts and other common areas
  • After class, and
  • On the way home

However, wearing masks in class is recommended but not compulsory. Please follow these requirements from 1 August 2020. Wearing masks while exercising or playing sport in the REC Centres is not compulsory.

Social distancing measures

From 31 July, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi authorities introduced social distancing restrictions, prohibiting gatherings of more than 30 people in public places, and closing bars and nightclubs until further notice, in response to COVID-19.

Both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are also requiring mask-wearing in public places and temperature checks on arrival at businesses. Temperature checks have been put into place at our campuses.

As a preventative measure, we are requiring all students who have visited Danang to self-isolate for 14 days from the date you left Danang. If 14 days have already passed since you left Danang, you have fulfilled this requirement.

  • For SGS campus, this applies if you have visited Danang since July 1. 
  • For Hanoi campus, this applies if you have visited Danang since July 8. 

Close contacts

If you have been in touch for more than 15 minutes with a close contact who visited Danang in the period mentioned above, you should also self-isolate for 14 days from the time you last spent time with that person or, if they live with you, 14 days from the date they left Danang.

Government Advice showing high risk areas

To review the government advice showing places where the latest cases visited, please refer to the Ministry of Health Notice 15Notice 16Notice 17 and Notice 18, Notice 19, Notice 20, Notice 21Notice 22, Notice 23, Notice 24, Notice 25, Notice 26 and Notice 27

Access to campus

As you are aware, your RMIT ID must be shown to access campus and be displayed at all times while on campus. Expired cards won’t be accepted.  

If your student card is due to expire or has already expired, please contact RMIT Connect to have a label affixed that extends the validity period and will allow access to campus. Note: SEUP students can log in as a guest.

Latest information for students wishing to travel to Vietnam to study

RMIT Vietnam recommends students outside of Vietnam study online in Semester 2, 2020, as it is not possible to begin your studies online and then switch to face-to-face.

The Government of Vietnam will issue e-visas to citizens from 80 countries, including students, to enter Vietnam from 1 July. As a result, the international flight routes and quarantine regulations are also under consideration. RMIT will advise students as soon as we receive any updated information from the government.

From now until then, the visa application process, however, is dependent on:

  • bilateral negotiations between countries
  • control of the COVID- 19 outbreak in each country
  • the availability of flights

At this stage, International students should also be aware that, on arrival in Vietnam, you will be required to isolate for at least 28 days. That is, 14 days either at a government quarantine facility or hotel, followed by a further 14-day period of self-isolation at a hotel or residence (not at RMIT).

As July 2, an agreement has only been reached for flights between Vietnam and South Korea, but discussions with other countries are in progress. Students should also seek information from their own Government.

RMIT Connect can receive applications for visas from students. However, students need to be aware such applications are not able to be processed as usual and will be considered on a country-by-country basis according to further notice from the government. 

Information for students

Support available

RMIT encourages anyone who requires support, to access the range of free and confidential support services we have available. 
Please contact:

Or for English Language Students:

  • SGS: or (028) 37761338

  • DN: or (0236) 3552773

  • HN: or (024) 37245945 

Stay up-to-date

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and communicate with students through our Student Update emails as new information becomes available. This page will be updated regularly with the latest information.

For all media enquiries, please contact: